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Things To Do in NYC This Weekend
First Day of Spring, Half Marathon, St Pat's Parade & Andy Warhol exhibit in Brooklyn, Astoria Pawrade & Deepfake at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, St Pat's Parade, Orchid Show & Storming of the Capitol in the Bronx, Cicadas on Staten Island & Photo Exhibit in Manhattan
Weather. The temperature high will be 70 on Friday descending to about 60 on Saturday and Sunday. The temperature lows will be 50 on Friday and Saturday, dropping to the low 40's on Sunday. Winds will be 5 - 10 mph on Friday and Saturday, rising to 10 - 15 mph on Sunday. Humidity will range from 60% - 70% on Friday, 80% on Saturday and 60% - 50% on Sunday. About a third of an inch of rain is expected Saturday before 12 noon and after 6 pm. As of this post, during Saturday afternoon the probability of rain falls to 35% or less. The rest of the weekend may have some clouds, but no additional rain.
Sunday is the first day of Spring. Hooray.
The photo at right was taken Sunday morning 3/20/22 along Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, as 25,000 half marathoners made their way along the 13.1 mile couse toward the Manhattan Bridge on their way to Central Park. We posted the event below on Friday.
Things to do in Queens This Weekend
There's a pet parade in Astoria on Sunday from 12 - 2.30 pm organized by the Central Astoria Development Corporation in tandem with the Steinway Astoria Partnership along 31st Avenue between Steinway and 38th Street. Free.
The Museum of the Moving Image is hosting an exhibit that began December 18, 2021 and runs through May 15, 2022 entitled Deepfake: Unstable Evidence on Screen. The exhibit explores how fact becomes distorted and fictionalized via the moving image screen. At the centerpiece of it all is the distortion of the Apollo 11 moon mission. The museum is open Friday from 2 - 8 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon - 6 pm. For details and tickets see www.movingimage.us. Admission $15 / $11 / $9.
The photo at right was taken at the Deepfake: Unstable Evidence on Screen exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. The exhibit is very topical given what's going on between Russia and the Ukraine, as well as generally, on TV and via social media. The exhibit examines the challenges people face in being able to determine whether what they see on screen is real or fake. They start around WWII, include the Kennedy assassination video, a fake video 'proving' the lunar mission was faked, another video 'proving' that 911 was a 'false flag' operation and then a whole group of videos - both real and fake - of events of the past few decades. It's definitely worth the visit before the exhibit ends in May.
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Things to do in Manhattan This Weekend
There's an exhibit by African American photographer, Micaiah Carter, entitled Black Beauty Vol. 1, which opened on February 11 and runs through March 27th [from 12 noon - 8 pm Wednesdays through Sundays] in the gallery of SN37 at 204 Front Street in the South Street Seaport. The exhibit is intended to broaden the spectrum of images that Americans have of African Americans.
A number of exhibits and events that normally happen in Manhattan in March, have been rescheduled to September including the Paper Show, the Armory Show and the Clio Art Fair.
The photo above right was taken at the Manhattan St. Patrick's Day parade in a prior year. After two years of continuing the parade, by marching early in the morning with a small contingent of participants, in order to maintain the continuity of the parade - the St. Patrick's Day parade returned with nearly full force.
Things to do in Brooklyn This Weekend
On Sunday, the first wave of Half Marathoners depart from Prospect Park in Brooklyn at 7.20 am and the last of the four waves departs at 8.45 am. The course takes runners into Manhattan and ends at the south end of Central Park. The race is estimated to last about three hours, ending at 10 am. CoVid protocols remain in effect.
Sunday, March 20, 2022 beginning at 12 noon, the Brooklyn Saint Patrick's Parade kicks off at Prospect Park West and 15th St [assembly stretches to 9th St]. The parade marches to 7th Ave & Garfield Place, back to Prospect Park West & 15th Street where there's a celebration from 2 - 5 pm in Bartel-Pritchard Square at 14th Street in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. There's a St Patrick's Day Parade mass beginning at 9 am at Holy Name of Jesus Church at 245 Prospect Park West. St. Patrick's Day parades in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC.
The Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway has about a dozen exhibits running at present. The two featured exhibits focus on Andy Warhol's Revelation print which explores the artist's religious faith [closes June 2022]. The other is one entitled A Crack in the Hourglass, An Ongoing COVID-19 Memorial which grapples with the incredible loss of life during the pandemic. Admission is $25 / $16 / $10 and CoVid protocols remain in effect. Details and tickets at www.brooklynmuseum.org.
The 10th Annual Winter Festival in Bay Ridge continues along Third Avenue. It's a collaboration of the Bay Ridge Arts & Cultural Alliance and the Merchants of Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. Participating merchants have provided wall / display space for local artists to exhibit their work. This runs through March 27th.
In the Peter Jay Sharp Building at the Brooklyn Academy of Music aka BAM at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, they will be showing various films all weekend starting at 1.15 pm, with the last showtime at 9.40 pm. CoVid protocols remain in effect and tickets [$16 / $11] may be purchased online at www.bam.org.
Things to do in the Bronx This Weekend
The 65th Annual St. Patrick's Parade runs on Saturday from 1 - 4 pm on McLean Avenue in Yonkers from Bronx River Road to Coyne Park in Yonkers.
The Orchid Show began at the NY Botanical Garden at 2900 Southern Blvd in the Bronx in late February and continues through May 1.
The Storming of the Capitol exhibit at the Bronx Doc Film Center at 614 Courtlandt Avenue in the Bronx opened Saturday, January 29th and ends through March 20, 2022. The exhibit contains photographs of the attempted coup by the Trump insurrectionists. The Bronx Doc Film hours are Thursday / Friday from 3 - 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 5 pm. See www.bronxdoc.org for details and tickets.
In the photo at right is a curator, at the Bronx Doc Film Center in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, sitting amidst the photos of the Storming of the Capitol exhibit. The exhibit appears to put to rest the notion that it was a peaceful gathering of protesters exercising their right to free speech.
Things to do on Staten Island This Weekend
At the Staten Island Museum located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in the Randall Manor neighborhood is an exhibit entitled Magicicada by Jennifer Angus. The work explores shapes inspired by the Staten Island Museum's cicada collection, which we are told is one of the largest in the world. Cicadas emerge from the ground in large numbers every 13 and 17 years. They cite E.O. Wilson's description of insects as "the little things that run the world". They are open Friday - Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm. Details and $8 tickets at www.statenislandmuseum.org.
And if you're still in the mood to celebrate St. Patrick's Day scroll down to last week and you'll find some Irish restaurant and bar suggestions.